Archive for the ‘Drupal’ Category

When not to use Drupal

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Drupal is a large infrastructure content management system.   It's good to know when to use it and when not since it is a Big Hammer.

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Well Done Drupal CMS Community Website Software

Friday, November 13th, 2015

These are my quick notes about a Drupal based site.

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  • PopularLiberty  –  The set of features / plugins used with this site are extremely useful.



  • Users online at any one time
  • Rates popularity of discussion topics and puts on the front page


Drupal Classified Ads Plugin

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Drupal Architecture

Thursday, April 12th, 2012


Drupal Reconfigurability

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

This video does a good job of illustrating the flexibility of Drupal.   Database is altered automatically to track how you add new fields.

Drupal User Points Plugin Extension Module

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I have been learning about drupal open source software.  Its an open source solution for creating community based websites.   An easy comparison for purposes of explanation is wordpress.  Wordpress is based on the single user concept.  However many times that is not the best model.  Imagine ebay with only 1 buyer and that same person is the only seller. 

What "community" can be inferred from . The page linked shows user generated page content.  The drupal plugin User Points is used to keep track of how many posts a person has made and allows readers to click into other stories written by the user.  I assume it allows the readers to rate the page content also. 

Some other sites that use this module: